Margo Hall

From left, Tristan Cunningham, Margo Hall and Christian Thompson are excellent in “Skeleton Crew,” a co-presentation of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and Marin Theatre Company. (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

‘Skeleton Crew’ gets to heart of Detroit auto workers

By the second act of Dominique Morisseau’s 2016 Obie Award-winning “Skeleton Crew,”…

 

From left, Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe, Adrian Roberts, Kehinde Koyejo and Halili Knox appear in San Francisco Playhouse’s provocative comedy “Barbecue.” (Courtesy Ken Levin/San Francisco Playhouse)

SF Playhouse ‘Barbecue’ a smokin’ satire

The sly playwright Robert O’Hara seems to have multiple intentions in his…

 

Cal Shakes boasts an excellent ensemble -- from left, Lamont Thompson, J. Alphonse Nicholson, Safiya Fredericks and Aldo Billingslea -- in its West Coast premiere of Marcus Gardley’s “black odyssey.”  (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

Ancient myth, modern-day Oakland meld in ‘black odyssey’

In Homer’s ancient epic “The Odyssey,” Ulysses sails slowly back to Greece…

 

Carl Lumbly plays 19th-century actor Ira Aldridge and Elena Wright plays a reporter hearing his story in “Red Velvet” at San Francisco Playhouse. (Courtesy Ken Levin)

A black actor sparks drama in ‘Red Velvet’

“Red Velvet’ is based on the true story of a little-known classical…

Carl Lumbly plays 19th-century actor Ira Aldridge and Elena Wright plays a reporter hearing his story in “Red Velvet” at San Francisco Playhouse. (Courtesy Ken Levin)
Anthony Fusco, left, and Dan Hiatt are excellent in American Conservatory Theater’s production of Eugene O’Neill’s only comedy “Ah, Wilderness!” (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

O’Neill comedy ‘Ah, Wilderness’ comes to life at ACT

In his only comedy, “Ah, Wilderness!,” written in 1932 in the midst…

Anthony Fusco, left, and Dan Hiatt are excellent in American Conservatory Theater’s production of Eugene O’Neill’s only comedy “Ah, Wilderness!” (Courtesy Kevin Berne)
Courtesy photoAcclaimed Bay Area actress Margo Hall paid tribute to her stepfather

Melody tops story in ‘Be Bop Baby’

“Be Bop Baby,” Margo Hall’s tribute to her late, beloved stepfather, Motown…

Courtesy photoAcclaimed Bay Area actress Margo Hall paid tribute to her stepfather